A Patient's Guide to Understanding Implant Dentistry
Author: Nkem Obiechina
Implants have truly transformed dentistry by giving people safe, stable, and esthetic replacements of natural teeth. Since the first implant was placed in 1965, they have continued to increase in overall efficacy and popularity, where currently a large majority people in the United States know what they are, and how they function. Currently there is very little information for patients who are interested in receiving dental implants. Since most of the books on dental implants are designed for dentists rather than patients. Information that is available on line is also geared towards dentists also. The information that is available for non dentists typically is often in the form of brochures comprised of very general information and line drawings which are often simplistic and do not adequately familiarize them about dental implants. As implantologists, by far the most common questions that I have been asked by patients that are thinking of receiving dental implants is what they feel like when placed, how they will work, and their overall safety and effectiveness. In order to try to answer these questions we put together some information on dental implants so that people are made familiar with the implant components, how they are placed and how they will function in the mouth. We also sought to provide information regarding the rationale behind the implant selection process, and surgical aspects of implant placement as well as provide a history and also recent advances that are associated with implant dentistry. Since dental implants are comprised of two components, the root component that is placed surgically, and the restorative component that represents the crown of a tooth. In order to present information on both aspects of implant therapy, information on both aspects of therapy are provided in order to familiarize patients with information on not only dental implant surgery, but also on implant restorations. Line drawings and case studies including before and after pictures of both surgical and restorative procedures are included in order to provide information for patients about the dental implant procedure. The goal of this book is to provide vital information about dental implants in such a way that will aid patients in deciding whether or not to have dental implants.
Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications
Author: Susan S. Wingrove
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist is acomprehensive guide for implant history, prosthetic designs, andpatient selection including oral systemic health and riskassessment. The text also discusses pre-surgical procedures,communicating with patients about implant dentistry, in-officemaintenance protocols, plus new innovative home-care options toensure success of the implant and overall health of thepatient. An essential tool for dental hygienists to prepare to take on thisvery important challenge in the profession, Peri-Implant Therapyfor the Dental Hygienist is a valuable resource for the entiredental team.
Dimensional Analysis of Pantomographic, Linear Tomographic and Occlusal Radiographs for Endosseous Implant Therapy
Author: Joseph Steele
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Master's Thesis from the year 1990 in the subject Medicine - Dentistry, grade: A 3.444 GPA, University of Louisville (University of Louisville Graduate School), course: Master of Science Oral Biology, language: English, abstract: When planning osseointegrated implant therapy, radiological mapping of the prosthesis site is important to detail bone dimensions and quality, and to locate anatomic structures. Diagnostic imaging techniques for treatment planning in endosseous implant therapy were analyzed for dimensional accuracy. Modified mandibular symphysis was the most accurate occlusal survey (mean percent of error = 24.73), followed by the mandibular symphysis (mean percent error = 30.43) and the cross-sectional technique (mean percent error = 41.27). The interforaminal width (mental foramen) of the pantomograph can be accurately corrected using pre-exposure intraoral diagnostic wire and the formula: Distortion factor = Radiographic length of wire / Actual length of wire Linear tomography (Quint Sectograph) was used to diagnose the cross-sectional anatomy of the maxilla and mandible. The circumferential morphology of the tomograph correlated well with the dissected anatomy. Magnification percentage (13.11 height) was slightly higher than the manufacturer's recommendations. The loss of teeth and their subsequent replacement has been a perplexing problem in dentistry. Many patients think the loss of teeth is a consequence of aging. In fact, some patients wish to have their teeth removed and replaced with "good dentures." However, dentures are not a replacement for teeth but rather a substitute for no teeth. Dentists have long realized the benefits of retaining teeth for anchorage of removable or fixed partial dentures and will go to great lengths to save these potential abutments. Therefore, it would naturally follow that in the absence of natural anchorage one would look for an anchor¬age substitute, hence, the evolution of dental implantology.
Implant and Regenerative Therapy in Dentistry providesa uniquely clear, precise guide to decision making in a variety ofclinical situations, from the treatment planning phases to theactual execution of the procedure. It offers concrete and usefuldecision criteria for various treatment options, as well asequipping readers with key problem-solving and critical apparatus. Implant and Regenerative Therapy In Dentistry anchorsitself in the realities of clinical practice. Replete withdecision-making algorithms, it acts as both as a reference and adaily companion to its readers, conveying information succinctly,thoroughly and accessibly. Its team of authors, gathered togetherunder the leadership of an exceptional editor, create a book uniquein its elegant simplicity and its day-to-day usefulness.
Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols provides a systematic approach to making treatment decisions and performing restorative procedures. Written by internationally recognized experts with clinical and academic credentials, the book draws on the best available evidence to offer current, clinically relevant guidance on implant dentistry. More than 500 high-quality images accompany the text, making it a comprehensive reference to dental implants, from planning to the surgical and restorative stage. Topics covered encompass all aspects of implant dentistry for partially and completely edentulous patients, including imaging, materials, and new technologies. A companion website offers video clips demonstrating the procedures discussed and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols is a thoroughly modern resource ideal for dental students, general practitioners, and specialists. Key features Offers a clinically relevant resource grounded in the latest research Applies an evidence-based approach to all aspects of implant dentistry, including maxillofacial prosthodontics, from planning to surgery and restoration Describes procedures in detail with accompanying images Covers all stages of treatment, from planning to execution Includes access to a companion website with video clips demonstrating procedures and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
The current emphasis on patient-centered medicine necessitates revision of the diagnostic and therapeutic process toward an integrated treatment plan that promotes collaboration among the specialties as well as the patient's active participation. This text describes how to implement such a treatment plan for patients requiring implant treatment in an area of esthetic and/or functional interest. It begins by assessing the potential risk factors, then delves into the process of constructing a diagnosis, and then describes stepwise many of the surgical procedures currently in use. Also provided are laminated decision-making algorithms, most with illustrations, for situations such as an atrophic posterior maxilla, immediate or early implant placement, horizontal and vertical bone defects, and soft tissue management in implant surgery.
Dental implants have become one of the most popular and rapidly growing techniques for replacing missing teeth. While their predictability, functionality, and durability make them an attractive option for patients and clinicians alike, complications can arise at any stage from patient assessment to maintenance therapy. Edited by Dr. Stuart J. Froum, Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment is the first comprehensive reference of its kind designed to provide clinicians of all skill levels with practical instruction grounded in evidence-based research. Featuring cases from a variety of dental specialties, the book covers the most commonly occurring implant complications as well as the unique. Dental Implant Complications is organized sequentially, guiding the reader through complications associated with the diagnosis, treatment planning, placement, restoration, and maintenance of implants at any stage. Complications associated with various bone augmentation and sinus lift procedures are also discussed in detail with emphasis on their etiology and prevention. Each chapter utilizes a highly illustrated and user-friendly format to showcase key pedagogical features, including a list of “take home tips” summarizing the fundamental points of each chapter. Continuing education for this book is provided at www.IneedCE.com/froumbook. Dental Implant Complications brings together contributions from leading experts in the field under the superior editorship of Dr. Stuart Froum. With its pragmatic approach to preventing and managing implant complications, this expertly crafted text serves as an indispensible clinical reference and guide for all dentists placing or restoring implants.
Stay on the cutting edge of implant dentistry for the edentulous patient! Written by Dr. Edmond Bedrossian, one of only a few specialists doing zygoma implants, Treatment Planning for the Fully Endentulous Patient: A Graftless Approach to Immediate Loading covers the latest advances in implants, products, and techniques. The book discusses the broader issues of working with the edentulous patient, then describes 1-stage and 2-stage protocols, immediate loading, and the graftless approach. Also included are insightful discussions of case studies and coverage of new software that helps to improve outcomes in treatment planning and surgery. Over 1,000 full-color illustrations depict implant techniques and products. Coverage of the Graftless Approach includes two concepts: 1) the anterior tilted implant, and 2) the zygoma implant, each eliminating the need for grafts and producing an implant site less prone to infection and with a quicker healing time. A Computer Guided Surgery chapter covers the latest software developed for treatment planning, creating the surgical template, laboratory procedures, and fabrication of the prosthetics. Case presentations on immediate loading tilted implants and zygoma implants appear at the end of the book, each a beginning-to-end study from Dr. Bedrossian’s own archives. Coverage of broader issues related to the edentulous patient includes a discussion of special needs, demographics, and the systemic pretreatment of these patients including bone composites and overall esthetic and functional goals.